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    The Winter ceremony will take place on 12th December 2018 with two ceremonies during the day.  Graduates need to be at the venue at least an hour before the ceremony starts to collect their seating card and guest tickets, gown collection and photography.  Click here for a map of the venue.

    Ceremony One

    Wednesday 12th December at 10.30am – Undergraduate nursing programmes to include: Assistant Practitioner, Dementia Care and Practice,  European Nursing, Healthcare Practice, Healthcare Studies, Mental Health, Midwifery, Nursing, Veterinary Nursing.  All postgraduate and doctorate programmes from the School of Health and Education

    Ceremony Two

    Wednesday 12th December at 3.30pm - postgraduate taught and research programmes from all faculties (except Health and Education)

    Ceremony Schedule

    Order of the day

    AM Ceremony

    PM ceremony

    Doors Open

    Graduates go to Lower Ground Floor to register, collect their seating card and guest tickets from the Westminster Foyer, then go to collect their academic robes from the Aldersgate Room.  Any students who are attending without guests can have their photographs taken in the Aldersgate Conservatory.

    Please can we ask that guests do not go down to the Lower Ground Floor with the graduates as this area gets extremely congested.  Please wait for your graduate in the Library/Lecture Room on Level 1.


    Guests wait for their graduates in the Library/Lecture Hall on Level 1.  Coats and bags can be taken to the cloakroom in the Broadbent room on the Ground Floor.

    Graduates meet their guests in the Library/Lecture Hall once they have robed and then make their way to photography in the Robert Perks/George Thomas Rooms on Level 1.

    9.00am - 10.30am

    2.00pm - 3.30pm

    Graduates and Guests taken their seats witin the Grand Hall

    Graduates go to Level 3.

    Guests go to Level 4.

    9.45am - 10.15am2.45pm - 3.15pm

    Ceremony begins with a fanfare and procession.



    Vice-Chancellor will close the ceremony and the procession will retire.  Graduates will stand and follow the procession on instructions.



    Reception with light refreshments available in the Library/Lecture Hall on Level 1

    11.30am – 12.30pm

    4.30pm - 5.30pm

    Official photography is available in the Robert Perks/George Thomas Room on Level 1.

    11.30am - 1.00pm

    4.30pm - 5.45pm

    All hired robes to be returned to the Ede and Ravenscroft desk in the Library/Lecture Hall on Level 1

    As this is an external venue all graduates and guests are asked to leave by 6pm as other external events will take place in the evening.



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